Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for superficial non-melanoma skin cancer and dysplasia and has a strong evidence base and national and international guidelines for its use in these conditions [1-3]. Advantages of topical PDT include that it is non-invasive and is an outpatient treatment, that it can be repeated without cumulative toxicity and that cosmetic outcome is usually excellent. Disadvantages of topical PDT include pain during treatment and the inconvenience involved in needing to attend the hospital for a half day during each treatment while the pro-drug is applied and incubated and irradiation is performed. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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